There's no need to worry, though. It's often just a case of settling over time, and most issues are largely cosmetic. Small cracks just need to be sealed in order to preserve how watertight a home is.
Before you can do any crack repair, you need to first figure out what kind of cracks you are dealing with. That is, are you looking at wood, paint, paneling, concrete, bricks, mortar, framing, or something else? You might even be dealing with chrome, glass, vinyl, granite, fiberglass, or porcelain if it's a kitchen or bathroom.
For most of these kinds of cracks, you should likely take a photo with your smartphone and head to a home improvement or hardware store. The clerks there can often identify the material or just corroborate your best guess. They can then also advise you on what products and tools to buy to handle the cracks, or if you need to have a professional contractor come in.
Of all the kinds of cracks that deserve the utmost attention, concrete cracks, in particular, stand out. This is especially true in and around your basement and foundation, or on exterior walls. The primary goal here is to keep moisture and water from entering the home, which prevents things ranging from flooding to mold.
If you're dealing with huge, long cracks, or a lot of cracks, then you should consult a contractor or builder. You might have foundation issues or structural concerns that need a professional remedy, but if your problems are smaller scale, then there's usually nothing wrong with handling the crack repair on your own.
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